The Spirit of Sochi
The 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi produced the usual stories of triumph and heartbreak associated with the quadrennial games. Here are some of the most interesting people to emerge from the event.
publication date: Friday, March 7, 2014
clue: When Olympic promoters wished for the games to go viral, they didn't mean this sportscaster's eyes.
explanation: Costas had to give up hosting NBC's Olympics coverage due to a bad case of pinkeye. more…
player landmarks: This was the last goo solved by Amy Austin.
publication date: Thursday, March 6, 2014
clue: Ever seen an iPod do a flip? YOLO, dude.
explanation: Snowboarder Podladtchikov (nicknamed "iPod" as a shortening of his name) won a gold medal by performing a "Yolo Flip" manueuver. more…
Ole Einar Bjørndalen
publication date: Wednesday, March 5, 2014
clue: This record-smashing Norwegian just retired after acquiring more gold to wear around his neck than Mr. T.
explanation: Bjørndalen retired in 2014 after winning more medals than any other athlete in Winter Olympics history. more…
publication date: Tuesday, March 4, 2014
clue: This skier from Montreal won a gold medal, but he's still not the most inspirational member of his family.
explanation: Bilodeau's dedication of his victory to his brother with cerebral palsy became a popular story of the 2014 Olympics. more…
publication date: Monday, March 3, 2014
clue: This figure skater from Boston won a lot of hearts, but didn't win a medal made of her last name.